What I saw in bloom

AW awilson@avonia.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:36:58 PDT
In a recent trip to New Zealand it was a delight to find in bloom autumn- or
fall-blooming species. Included among them was Haemanthus coccineus, growing
in large clumps. Splendid! Also blooming were several cyclamen species,
colchicums, autumn-blooming snowdrops and Zephyranthes candida. None were
labelled, so I've mostly stuck to common names. What a delight it was to see
them at this time of year! I include images of just the latter two.

There has been an extended drought in the region. So, I wonder if this is
the normal time to bloom (mid-March) or whether it is early. Ina, you should
be able to answer that one!

San Diego

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